Apr 25, 2009

...uh, testing, is this thing on?

So... We've been busy going and doing a lot lately, and are in fact home in the US of A right now! We've had a lot on our plates, especially since I started working. Did I already mention that I work now?
I have been for the last two-ish months. I'm now the Director of Culinary Relations for Thrive / Shelf Reliance. I've been working with their food, creating recipes and ideas for people to use and incorporate their food storage into their everyday meals.
I was super hesitant since many of you know I'm pretty pretentious about food and mainly use fresh. But I started getting interested in building up my storage about a year or two ago and especially in the months leading up to Thrive approching me.
I must say, I'm UBER-impressed with the product and have come up with some really inventive uses that I hope people will like! Some of the items are definete 'food storage' items that I'll be really glad to have on hand for emergencies... but most are foods I will use on an everyday basis now, I'm not kidding. It's actually been a lot of fun!
So I've been in Utah the last week FILMING what I've been cooking up at the fabulous, practically paved in gold Orson Gygi theater. I did about 20 recipes that will be featured as 3-5-7 minute films that will be placed on Shelf Relicances website on the product pages, and then also made into a DVD at some point possibly.
I also did a photoshoot with Kelsey Nixon, since she is going to be working with them as well but I won't blow her secret on exactly what her role is. We're doing a commercial later in the week and then I'll be on Good Things Utah on Friday, May 1st talking about my job, the products, etc and I'll showcase some of the food I've made. 10:00 am if you're intersted in that...
There is more to my job than filming, I'll talk about that later.
Okay, that's all for now, we have about a bajillion pics and stories on what we've been up to lately but I can't make any promises on when I'll get to that! But here you go, so you at least know we're alive!

19 comments:

Gaengy said...

Hey, I just got off their websight hoping to catch a glimpse of you, but was excited as I used there food storage calculator to figure out the amounts I need. I ordered the instant milk, some eggs, and the butter powder. I am so excited about these products and especially the fact that they have a 25 year shelf life. I have wasted a lot of money on powdered milk and have always been discouraged because it had a short shelf life, it didn't taste good and I did not use it. I will use this and am so happy you are working for them and I can take advantage of your knoweledge of the products. Can't wait to see your videos on the websight!

Jenny or sometimes Bozo said...

Wow, sounds like you got a dream job! Congrats. I can't wait to see your famous face with yummy food!

Emilee said...

Wow sounds like you are a busy woman! Are you living here in the US now or are you just here for a while? I'm glad things are going well. Can't wait for pictures.

Andrea said...

You are amazing! WOW!! I have absolutley no clue about food storage so I'm going to have to check out your stuff so 1) I don't go to hell for not heeding and 2) so we don't starve to death when the earth quakes come!

WOW!! Wow!

Kari said...

Wow nat, seriously WOW! You are awesome! I'll have to tell my mom to check out the show. I am so proud of you!!!!!!! With your creativity and spunky personality you are totally meant to do this! Yipee!

Mel said...

What????????????????????????????? Where have I been? So excited! Please send a reminder as everything gets closer and done! I can't wait to hear more! So proud of you Nat! I knew someone would find you! You are too good!

Raulz Kidz said...

Exciting!!!! I love GTU and will be watching!! Good luck!

Erin said...

sounds like a very cool gig, nice work. random bit of information: kelsey will be my neighbor as of... tomorrow maybe? she and i are both from nogden the dogden and she's been in touch with me about her apartment search in the big apple. so, when will you be moving out this way then, hmm?

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Jolley's said...

Wow, I have a new claim to fame! :) That is seriously so exciting, can't wait to check it out!!!

Ashley said...

so cool. can't wait to see you on the tellie. Congratulations.

Tam said...

Congrats! Courtney said you were going to be on the show. I didn't get a chance to watch it, but can't wait to check out your recipes. I'm a huge believer of good food, especially in times of crisis.

Daily Jot & Tittle said...

Hey, it was so fun seeing you on Good THings Utah! Great job...you looked darling! I'm so excited for you and your new job, you will be perfect. Can't wait to check out the website for all your great recipes!
Lisa

Nicole said...

Its about time you updated your blog! Can't wait to see you in Orlando! I am already here...

The Wells Family said...

this SOO inspired me! we have been trying for so long to build up our food storage and i get so confused. the website was amazing! and i loved seeing you on GTU online. you are so darling!! i am so excited for you cooking adventure. :)

Melodie Starr* said...

dude... i missed it!! do you have a link to the show that i could see now?? or is it all together too late??

JLR said...

I've missed seeing updates on your beautiful family, but I'm so excited about your new job too! We're moving back to Canada this summer and the #1 thing on my priority list is to finally get our food storage. Of course, I'm overwhelmed with this, but I'm happy to know where to start now! Are you guys back in the USA for good, or still in OZ? Wish you the BEST with everything!!

Mindy Stephenson said...

You, guys sure stay busy. Sounds like you are having lots of fun

Carola said...

Hey, I saw you on Good Things Utah a few weeks back...you looked so good! I loved your hair and you cute top, where did you get it? You are one stylish chica!

 
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